Developing Opportunities to Build Up and Preserve Houston’s 5th Ward Community Fifth Ward CRC stands as a resource for the community’s advancement as the desired place to live, work, and play!
Featured works by Mark Francis.
August 8, 2022 | Fifth Ward CRC
In 1971, The DeLUXE Theater hosted The DeLUXE Show, America’s first interracial art exhibition. The DeLUXE Show is now the District’s annual art exhibition with a continued focus on the community powered by 5th Ward Cultural Arts District’s mantra of “Art for the People.”
Short Film Highlighting the Musical History of Houston’s 5th Ward Nominated for an NAACP Image Award
5th Ward’s Own Archie Bell, of Archie Bell and the Drells, Historical Documentary
February 23, 2022 | Fifth Ward CRC
(Houston, TX) A short film highlighting the musical history in Houston’s 5th Ward community is nominated for an NAACP Image Awards. The documentary, Memory Builds The Monument (MBTM), which was jointly produced by Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation (Fifth Ward CRC), visual artist, Mel Chin, and Greg Davis, focuses on the once-famous Club Matinee and features the renowned Archie Bell. The short film, which was directed by Houston native Isaac Yowman, has been nominated in the “Outstanding Short Form Series” category.
The 9th Annual Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival Returns Saturday, April 9th
February 16, 2022 | Fifth Ward CRC
(Houston, TX) After a two-year delay, due to COVID-19, the biggest cultural celebration of Houston’s historic 5th Ward will return on Saturday, April 9, 2022, from noon to 5:00 p.m. between the 3800 – 4000 blocks of Lyons Avenue, Houston, TX 77020. The 9th Annual Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival (LARF), is hosted by the 5th Ward Cultural Arts District (5th Ward CAD), which is under the leadership of Fifth Ward Redevelopment Corporation (Fifth Ward CRC). This FREE, family-friendly event is home to the Urban Helicopter Egg Drop, where thousands of goodie-filled eggs are released for the children. Multiple stages of live music, local vendors, a kids' corner with art activities, and food trucks will round out the affair.
Preservation of Houston’s Historic St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Leads to New Mixed-Income Multifamily Housing in 5th Ward
September 21, 2021 | Fifth Ward CRC
(Houston, TX) Preservation of Houston’s historic St. Elizabeth’s Hospital leads to new mixed-income multifamily housing development in Houston’s 5th Ward. Built in 1947 in a racially segregated Houston, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital was the first medical facility dedicated to serving African Americans in Harris County.